Samuel Bak is an Israeli artist (born in Poland 1933) who stands in the great dark symbolistic tradition of Zdzisław Beksiński. Sure that Bak not is as dark and threatening as Beksiński but they share their obsession for ruins, which at least in Bak’s case is related with the experience of the Nazi occupation of Poland. Typical for Bak’s paintings there are also as chess pieces and sometimes dices as recurring subjects.
Two sience fiction cover illustrations of the 1960s. Both are using the ruins of human monuments to indicate that there happened a great disaster. The first looks like if thare where too much water, which has flloded great parts of the world. On the second there’s no water at all and sand is covering the the impressive monuments of mankind
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.